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Subject: Re: Ripe Apples
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On Thu, 09 Nov 2017 20:46:03 -0500, nospam<nospam@nospam.invalid>

>In article<>, Eric Stevens
><> wrote:
>> >> I could swap
>> >> drives in it in a fraction of the time it took me to do the same task
>> >> in the Dell which followed it.
>> >
>> >if all you do is open it and swap drives, then that's the computer to
>> >get.
>> Two thumbscrews to get the side panel off. Unplug the drive. Flip the
>> lock open on the drive mount and slide out the drive. Slide in the new
>> drive, flip the lock closed, plug in the drive, refit the cover and
>> screws. An easy 10 minutes from power off to power on.
>the powermac g3, g4, g5 and mac pro had a pull-lever to open or remove
>the side.
>for the powermac g3/g4, the side flipped down without needing to shut
>off the computer, which was useful for designing and testing pci cards.
>the powermac g4 cube had a pop-out handle:

Which did what? You still needed tools to change a HDD.

>more recent macs are not as easy to open and sell in vastly higher
>users are not interested in being able to open the computer. they want
>to get actual work done.

Which is why they don't want to sit around while someone buggers about
with small tools.
>> >meanwhile, the rest of the world wants to do actual work, not open up
>> >their computer and swap parts all day long.
>> I used to do that when I got bored. To add to the excitement I never
>> knew which drive did what and the behaviour on startup was quite a fun
>> lottery.
>whatever excites you.


Eric Stevens